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Current vacancies with Clifton Diocese


The Clifton Diocese is the Catholic Church in the West of England. Our administrative offices are based in Bristol and support the pastoral needs of the Catholic community throughout Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire and Bristol. As an employee of the Clifton Diocese you will be working for an award-winning, unique and diverse organisation. You will be in contact with people with various backgrounds and from around the world. You will enjoy being challenged and thrive working as part of our professional and dedicated teams; whether that’s as part of small office-based teams, the local Catholic community, and wider still as part of the Universal Church. You will work with professionals, volunteers, clergy, as well as many external contacts.

Current Vacancies:

Finance and Property Support Officer

Part-time – 25 hours per week

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Clifton is currently looking to recruit a Property and Finance Support Officer to strengthen its central Finance and Property functions.

The role is a part-time, 2year fixed term contract, to be worked over 25 hours per week based at Alexander House, Pennywell Road, Bristol.

The successful applicant will need to have a comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft office, good communication and organisation skills, to include time management and working on various tasks simultaneously.  Previous administrative experience and a can-do flexible attitude are essential.

For further information/informal discussion about this role please contact Simon Hussey, Head of Finance at Clifton Diocese on 0117 902 5591.

Closing date for receipt of applications: 8th March 2024

Job Description – Property & Finance Support Officer 

Application form 

Clifton Diocese: Principal Surveyor

As part of an established Property Services team, the Surveyor is appointed as the lead for minor works and capital projects as well as day to day management of the estate. The diverse portfolio includes churches, church buildings, residential accommodation, operational property and some commercial investment assets, many of which are Grade l & ll listed.

The successful candidate will possess relevant experience in a building surveying role with responsibility for the delivery of complex refurbishment, fit-out and strategic maintenance projects within the heritage sector. You will have strong commercial and technical skills, and contract management together with a comprehensive technical understanding of buildings, their services and lifecycle planning. There will also be the opportunity to work with the Head of Property Services to input to the Diocese’s property strategy, as well as leading on acquisitions and disposals.

A highly personable and service-oriented approach is vital to succeed in the role, owing to regular and continued liaison with parishes, members of clergy, trustees, volunteers and the community.

Prospective candidates will have a background in building surveying or project management supported by a relevant qualification (RICS or MCIOB).

Applications should consist of a CV and should be sent to the Head of Property Services –

Job Description – Principal Surveyor

Principal Surveyor – Personal Specification

Headteacher: Group 3 L14-L20 (£65,010 – £75,331)

Starting 1st September 2024

On 1st January 2024, The Catholic School of St Gregory The Great joined the Little Way Catholic Educational Trust (LWCET) – a Multi Academy Trust made up of 6 Catholic primary schools within the Clifton Diocese.

The Catholic School of St Gregory The Great is a good school (Ofsted, Oct 2023 & CSI, June 2023) with outstanding Personal Development and provision for Catholic Life and Mission.  We are a strong, united family who are fully committed to developing the whole child in an inclusive and caring school environment and we are incredibly proud of the very positive relationships we have with all in our school community.  Our mission statement, ‘Believe and Achieve: This is a safe and happy school where we all shine as part of God’s family’ underpins everything we do.

Due to the recent appointment of our current Headteacher to a full time CEO role within the newly formed Trust, the LWCET is seeking to appoint an inspirational and passionate Headteacher of St Gregory’s who will build on the success and Catholic ethos of our school. 

To apply for the role of Headteacher at The Catholic School of St Gregory The Great, candidates should be practising Catholic

We are looking for a candidate who will:

  • Be fully committed to leading and developing the school’s Catholic ethos, promoting the spiritual, moral and mental health of the children.
  • Be a visible, creative and inspirational leader of the school community with a clear vision and commitment to fully inclusive practices and academic excellence.
  • Be an approachable and excellent communicator who is able to liaise at all levels and with all members of our school community.
  • Participate fully in the life of the school and wider community.
  • Work with the Headteachers of the other schools within the LWCET, under the direction of the CEO, as well as reporting to the Local Governing Committee (LGC) as an ex-Officio member of the LGC.
  • Have a proven track record of leading a wide range of whole school initiatives which have positively impacted attainment and progress of the pupils.

We can offer you:

  • Pupils who demonstrate a strong sense of belonging to this welcoming, inclusive Catholic community.
  • A team of experienced, committed and welcoming staff and governors.
  • A well-kept school building, well-resourced curriculum areas, a purpose-built Pastoral Hub offering outreach and in-reach work along with the opportunities that being based in the town centre offer to enhance the curriculum.
  • The Support of the LWCET Senior Leadership Team (consisting of the CEO of the LWCET and Headteachers of the schools within the LWCET)

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed.   Please contact to arrange a visit.

To apply, all applicants are asked to fully complete the CES application form and include a covering letter showing how you meet the person specification requirements.

Application form and information pack available from Wendy Gallagher, Governor Services, Gloucestershire County Council. Tel. 01452 427802. Email:

Closing Date for applications: 12 Noon on Weds 6th March 2024                Interviews: 18th & 19th March 2024.

The LWCET is committed to equality, diversity, inclusion and safeguarding to promote the welfare of children and young people. The successful applicant will be appointed subject to satisfactory completion of all safer recruitment processes including obtaining an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Certificate and Section 128 clearance.   The post is subject to a six-month probationary period.

Recruitment Pack – St Gregory’s HT

CES application form

St Bernadette Catholic Secondary School, Whitchurch, Bristol

Head of Learning – Theology & PSHE

Head of Learning—Theology & PSHE (

Salary: MPS/UPS + TLR 1b

Full time Permanent

Closing Date:  Midday, Thursday 29th February 2024

Interviews:  Thursday, 7th March 2024

St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Bath


Head Teacher Advert 2024


Closing Date:  Monday, 26th February 2024 at 5 pm

Shortlisting: week commencing 4 March 2024

Interviews: Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th March 2024